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71 days ago

Please stay at home!!!

David from Torbay - Long Bay

Hi dear friends,

I am a postman and have to work during the lockdown time.
There were not less people walking, running and cycling outside today. Some times, it is a group of a family. Staying at home is the best and safest way. Please do not go to the public place.
I read a true story written by an American guy who was infected by the virus because he visited her wife who worked at a hospital and sent her a bunch of flowers. He just stayed there for less than 30 seconds.
Do not go to public places. Especially, do not touch those facilities, which may be have been touched by an infected person. The virus can survive for some hours on the surface of some objects.
Please stay at home for the safety of your family and your neighbors during the special time.
Staying at home can help break the transmission chain early and help end the lockdown.
God bless New Zealand.

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As we go into the long weekend and begin to venture further afield again, why not have a read of how Waiheke came to be the place it is today, in this blog about its recent history by our Project Curator, Jane Groufsky.

www.aucklandmuseum.com...

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